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1. (WO2007005118) QUERY-BY-IMAGE SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/005118    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/018548
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2007 International Filing Date: Sat May 13 01:59:59 CEST 2006
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Inventors: BREWER, Brett D.
WATSON, Eric B.
MACBETH, Randall J.
WHYTE, Nicholas A.
Title: QUERY-BY-IMAGE SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
Abstract:
An image query system, and associated method and computer program product are disclosed that enhance and accelerate image-based querying. To this end, the present invention presents a digital image query with implict and explicit associated metadata and retrieval of visually similar images or other pertinent information from a large collection of images stored on local, networked, or web-linked repositories.